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MLTigger

Actually in the movie with the three young girls, then one got caught, they were following the rabbit proof fence. If we are talking about the same movie.  I never understood why they would have a fence to keep out rabbits.

 My dog an ACD is a descendant of the dingo.

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68autobug

I always liked the look of the Brasilia....

made in Brazil in the 70s I think....

from Beetle components... engine etc...

 

or the type 3 from Brazil....

even had a 4 door model....

 

Lee

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68autobug

 

Now these are quite rare.... all chassis were made in 1967...

Bodies mostly made in 1968....  1300cc engine..  16 with 1200cc engine

although 3 were made in 1970 from parts left over....

probably less than 200 left.... and most in bad shape...

although I was talking to a VW fanatic recently who found one of these

'unique' Australian Country Buggies near to where I live...

It had never been road registered, being used on a farm, and looked after... it only had a few thousand miles on the clock....

The tires were the originals....

Only 887 of these country buggies were sold in Australia...

another 600 were made in Left Hand Drive and sold in other countries.

mainly Phillipines and Malaysia.. Papua New Guinea and New Zealand..

Is this the ugliest VW You have ever seen???

other pic is the prototype with the spare wheel on the bonnet...

 

PS.. there are 9 in the USA...

 

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68autobug

My favorite Volkswagen is the 412 LS 4 door sedan or fastback..

These cars were never sold in Australia...

but were sold in New Zealand and Papua New Guinea....

both sides of Australia... ????

and sold in Canada and the USA....

 

I have seen three of these cars in Australia in the 70s...

personal imports.. usually from  New Zealand...

 

I don't have any pics of these cars at present...

 

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staticattic

Isn't that what the Midnight Oil song, "Beds are Burning" is about, the plight of the Aborigines?

 

Out where the river broke
The bloodwood and the desert oak
Holden wrecks and boiling diesels
Steam in forty five degrees

The time has come
To say fair's fair
To pay the rent
To pay our share
The time has come
A fact's a fact
It belongs to them
Let's give it back

How can we dance when our earth is turning


How do we sleep when our beds are burning

Four wheels scare the cockatoos
From kintore east to yuendemu
The western desert lives and breathes
In forty five degrees

(The time has come
A fact's a fact
It belongs to us all
Let's give it back)

Jeff
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staticattic

Well, thanks to the internet, I was able to answer my own question:

 

From a web article about Garrett's joining a political party:

‘Beds are burning’ is about Aboriginal land rights, and Peter Garrett sang it in front of a world audience of billions (and John Howard) at the closing ceremony of the Sydney Olympics. The whole band was dressed in black, with the words ‘sorry’ written boldy on their breasts. This was a reference to the Prime Minister’s refusal to apologise, on behalf of Australia, for the ‘stolen generation’ of Aboriginal children. (As depicted in the Australian film Rabbit Proof Fence).

And from songfacts.com:

This is a political song about giving native Australian lands back to the the Pintupi, who were among the very last people to come in from the desert. These 'last contact' people began moving from the Gibson Desert to settlements and missions in the 1930s. More were forcibly moved during the 1950's and 1960's to the Papunya settlement. In 1981 they left to return to their own country and established the Kintore community which is nestled in the picturesque Kintore Ranges, surrounded by Mulga and Spinifex country. It is now a thriving little community with a population of about 400.
Regarding the line, "From Kintore East to Yuendemu," Yuendemu is an aboriginal community in Central Australia, 250 Kilometres north west of Alice Springs. (thanks, Dave Malkoff - San Francisco, CA, for above 2)

Jeff
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MLTigger

Don't you just love the internet.  It's our own worldwide encyclopedia.

The movie I just saw was "Rabbit Proof Fence" and forgort the title until I saw your post.

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